Zerco Systems Calls President Bush’s Ohio Visit Timely & Says Zerco Has Proven Solution to Help Meet National Goal To Provide Americans With Electronic Health Records; Zerco’s Health-eCard Offers Solution To National Need

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Zerco Systems has proven technology can help meet the call of President George Bush for Americans to have electronic health records within the next 10 years. John Soltesz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the developer and integrator of optical memory card technology and complete biometric verification-based identification systems and data storage solutions, said, “Zerco’s optical card technology has been applied to health care and meets the President’s criteria to bring health care up to other industries in information technology utilization. The vast storage capacity of the Zerco Health-eCard meets the needs of providing a personalized single source medical record for all Americans.”

Zerco Systems International, Inc., a developer and integrator of optical memory card technology and complete biometric verification-based identification systems and data storage solutions, announced that its proven technology can help meet the call of President George Bush for Americans to have electronic health records within the next 10 years.

John Soltesz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “Zerco’s optical card technology has been applied to health care and meets the President’s criteria to bring health care up to other industries in information technology utilization. The vast storage capacity of the Zerco Health-eCard meets the needs of providing a personalized single source medical record for all Americans.”

He said, “The Zerco Health-e Card can deliver the support President Bush called for to bring the best possible health care to all Americans.” The Zerco Health-eCard is discussed on the company’s website at http://www.zerco.com/index-1.html by clicking on the Health-e Card icon.

Soltesz added that of the $1.4 trillion health care costs in America, as much as 10% is due to insurance fraud and abuse, and as much as 25% from redundant tests and procedures. The highly secure Zerco Health-e Card will help detect fraud and eliminate duplicate tests and procedures.

The Zerco Health-e Card contains patient demographics, insurance information, medical histories from multiple providers and all related information. Critical information is instantly available and the Zerco Health-e Card helps reduce costs and improve health care.

President Bush previously called for development of electronic health records for voluntary use by people to ensure that complete health care information is available for most Americans at the time and place of care, no matter where it originates. The records will be designed to share information privately and securely among health care providers when authorized by the patient.

The White House had said the paper-based medical record system in place is antiquated, noting, “A patient’s vital medical information is scattered across medical records kept by many different caregivers in many different locations – and all of the patient’s medical information is often unavailable at the time of care.” It further stated, “Physicians do not always have the best information to select the best treatments for their patients, resulting in an unacceptable lag time before new scientific advances are used in patient care.”

President Bush had called for a 10-year timeline to establish electronic health records to ensure that complete health care information is available for most Americans at the time and place of care, no matter where it originates, and that participation by patients will be voluntary. The electronic health records will be designed to share information privately and securely among and between health care providers when authorized by the patient.

Zerco said health initiatives information is posted on the White House website at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/infocus/technology/economic_policy200404/text/chap3.html.

In addition to its health care application, Zerco’s technology has use in national security. For example, Zerco is a subcontractor with Information Spectrum Inc. (ISI), a company of Anteon International Corporation (NYSE: ANT), in connection with the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) initiative to identify persons entering the U.S. along southern borders.

Zerco has teaming agreements with the Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE: CSC) on matters that relate to Department of Homeland Security initiatives pertaining to airport, seaport and border security.

Zerco Systems International, Inc., headquartered in Brookfield, Ohio, is a developer and integrator of optical memory card technology and biometric-based identification and data storage solutions. Information about Zerco is available at its website: http://www.zerco.com. The core component of the Company’s technology is it’s patented, fully integrated, secure, multi-technology, multi-functionality, small footprint and scalable, point-of-contact terminal. Zerco’s technologies are used for digital governance applications such as immigration, border crossing visa, cargo manifests, multi-biometric identification cards and other digital read/write card applications. The terminal, which operates in a stand-alone environment, is built around optical memory card technology and also reads magnetic stripe and chip-based (SmartCard) technology.

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